CALLS FOR COMMUNITY TO GET INVOLVED IN MULTICULTURALISM

Thomas George, Member for Lismore, has encouraged locals to get involved and become a champion of multiculturalism by joining a Multicultural NSW Regional Advisory Council (RAC).

As part of the NSW Government’s Community Engagement Strategy, 12 RACs will be established in regional and metropolitan areas to facilitate e consultation between local communities and Government.

“This is an opportunity for people to play a part in further strengthening our cohesive, harmonious and diverse society,” Mr George said.

“The RACs identify issues that affect our community, and work closely with government and non-government agencies to help resolve them.”

The RACs play a vital role in ensuring all communities across NSW have their voices heard.

“This is your chance to not only have your say about issues affecting your community, but more importantly to do something about it,” Mr George said.

Each RAC is chaired by a Multicultural NSW Board member, and comprises of up to 8 community members and 7 government members.

There are 12 RACs in NSW including Northern NSW & New England-North West.

Applications to join a RAC close on 12 February 2016.

For more information and application forms, go to www.multicultural.nsw.gov.au

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577